10-Meter Propagation Beacon
Updated on - March 27, 2016
SEND QSL'S TO MY EMAIL ADDRESS or Mail them
Snail Mail for now !!
UPDATES: I blew up my PICO Keyer Plus, have to get another.
....................BEACON OFF AIR...................
NEW FREQUENCY - 28.202.8 MHz( OLD - 28.243.00 )
Problem with cable in area. Comcast "On Demand Back Signal" runs
around 28.440.00, so it was bleeding in or something. (Back Signal)
Comcast has "Birdies" in the 28, 50, and 144 Mhz HAM Bands.
(( Video up soon ))
The KB1QZY Beacon operates 24/7/365 continually, to help aid 28 MHz propagation
out of Western Massachusetts. Power outage or maintenance will cause the beacon
to be temporarily off the air and operation may be intermittent due to local conditions.
(***Might start running beacon only in daylight hours only because 10 meters is a daytime mode and
useless sometimes in night time hours)
Transmitter -- HTX-100
Power Output -- 2 Watts +/- @ Dummy Load
Power Supply -- Pyramid 6 Amp
Keyer -- PICO Keyer plus kit
Transmitting Frequency -- 28.202.80 MHz in A1A (CW)
Antenna -- Solarcon Imax2000
Code Message -VVV DE KB1QZY/B ( Repeats every 10 seconds )
Antenna Feed Line --70 Feet Astatic RG8X (Approximate)
Elevation -- 265' Above Mean Sea Level
Beacon Installed -- March 15, 2009
Backup System -- Generator
Uptime -- Daytime for now
CQ Zone -- 5
ITU Zone -- 8
Grid -- FN32qc
Please send reception reports to my email address listed on my QRZ page.
I currently do not have any QSL Cards to send out. I will be making one
soon, and will send one to anyone who hears my beacon, etc.
( Beacon Reported heard in RED )
AK AL AR AZ CA CO CT DC DE FL GA HI IA ID IL IN KS KY LA MA MD ME
MI MN MO MS MT NC ND NE NH NJ NM NV NY-State NY-Long Island
OH OK OR PA RI SC SD TN TX UT VA VT WA WI WV WY
Canada - BC, Surrey
Canada - Ontario
-- Beacon Info/Status -- WJ5O - IARU Region 2 HF Beacon Coordinator - Main Link :
-- RN6BN's list of Radio Amateurs Beacons Page :
( Picture Taken October 01, 2011 )
( Imax 2000 and ROHN 25 )